This was taken two days after it was done, and is my first tattoo that I got exactly three weeks after returning from my trip to Africa. The heart is over Uganda (where Invisible Children has its roots, and thus me as well) but represents my love for the entire continent. I wanted something to remind me of where I’ve been and the future I will be pursuing as an activist, volunteer, and dedicated community member. It’s true that when I left Kilimanjaro airport on August twelfth, a large chunk of my heart stayed behind waiting for my return. Nimefurahi kukutana na wewe. Ninakupenda, Africa.
Done by Dwaine at Saints and Sinners in Baltimore, Maryland.